Information submitted by Priscilla Johnson Ciccariello:
Mary Olmsted Johnson was born on February 7, 1890, the year preceding the introduction of the steam turbin and the development of electric power - the turn of the century which presaged the beginning of the age of technology. It was also the year of Congressional passage of the Forest Reserve Act closing over 13 million acres set aside as national parks.
Her lifetime was marked by the worst depression in the United States, and the first truly international World War.
She was born to Alice Stolze Olmsted and James Murray Olmsted which primarily combined German, Welsh, English and Scottish ancestry. James Olmsted's family were said to h
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